Housing Minister M.H. Ambarish visited the city today and held a meeting at the DC’s office to review the implementation of all housing schemes of the government in the district.

He directed the officials concerned to expedite the housing projects of both Central and State governments, that have been implemented in Mysore and ensure that genuine persons are selected as beneficiaries.

Briefing the Minister, Karnataka State Slum Clearance Board (KSSCB) Technical Director Sanna Chippaiah said that there were 81 recognised slums in city and 133 in the district, with 48,000 and 94,000 people living there respectively.

Sanna Chippaiah said that steps have been taken to rehabilitate the slum-dwellers under various schemes.

He added that 4,340 houses have been constructed under various State and Central government schemes. Ambarish then told Chippaiah to work towards making Mysore slum-free, in keeping with Chief Minister Siddharamaiah’s assurance.

He suggested that the slum-dwellers should not be relocated, but construct proper houses for them at the place where they have made settlements, wherever possible.

The Minister also directed the officials responsible for the housing projects to complete the works before the fortcoming Lok Sabha elections and said that since the Congress is in power at the Centre and the State, there will be no hurdles in the way of development works.

All legislators of the district, who were present at the meeting, discussed about the slums in their areas and urged the Minister to get them cleared.

Housing Department Principal Secretary Dr. Ramana Reddy and Rajiv Gandhi Awaas Yojana Managing Director Jagadeesh accompanied the Minister.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore